Tag: Modern Family

Chicago Improv Wins Big at Emmys

As expected, Chicago Improv alumni did very well last night the Emmys taking home 5 awards (for comedies). Jane Lynch, a Second City veteran, won for Best Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series and she promptly gave the South Side a shout-out.  The Daily Show won for Best Variety, Music, or Comedy Show which was much... Read more »

Sha-la-laaaaa No More!

The Emmys have dropped the Theme Song Category! The Academy of Television Arts & Sciences announced yesterday that the music category of “Outstanding Original Main Title Theme Music” will be dropped and replaced with “Outstanding Music Composition for a Non-fiction Program.” Citing less and less entries in the field, there will be no “Best Theme... Read more »

Chicago Improv Year in Review!

It’s been a banner year for improvisation in Chicago. Here’s just some of the highlights (in no particular order):
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ABC Loves Improvisers

The ABC network has a great Wednesday night lineup now.  And most of them are actually pretty good. In a quiet move, it looks like ABC is breaking NBC’s seeming monopoly of Chicago Improvisers in their shows. On Wednesdays, it’s FOUR shows in a row featuring Chicago Improv Alumni. Hank is a new show starring... Read more »